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CPD 2For our June event, we are pleased to return to the renowned Cranfield University School of Management to discuss leadership and performance behaviours in next generation supply chains.

supply chain leadership is receiving greater emphasis in the boardroom as a means of increasing competitive advantage. An extensive survey of senior supply chain executives has led to the creation of a supply chain ‘next generation leadership and behaviour framework’. The framework identifies the behaviours and values critical to successful implementation of supply chain strategy and identify key barriers to success.

Professor Richard Wilding will provide an update to ground breaking research of 2009/2012 to explain the key ‘get rights’ that drive successful change leading to competitive advantage and successful leverage of supply chain strategy.

An event not to be missed, so be quick to book your place!

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Cranfield Management Development Centre
Address: CRANFIELD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2Following on to the successful workshops in 2017, focused on developing women’s professional skills in procurement, we are proud to offer you another unique opportunity.

Mark Peacock, former head of Global Operations (member of executive committee) at Syngenta will join us and share his perspective on professional development and what women need to do to think big, take risks and accelerate their own journey.

Astrid Borgmann, former CPO of Swarovski and a member of the CIPS women’s team, will share her own personal story on taking risks in her career and how that can be a catalyst for us to widen our thinking.

Come and join us in our interactive workshop and challenge yourself, take away some tangible learnings, and be a part of our women in procurement community.

Our mission: Advancing women in procurement

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: International Schule Fur Touristik AG
Address: ZURICH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person
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CPD 2In addition to the opportunity to meet others pursuing CIPS qualifications at all levels, this meeting features a very useful panel that will answer your questions after short presentations from David Adkins of Plymouth University and Dr Glynis Davies FCIPS, trainer and adviser .

Their title is “Revision Tips and Exam Techniques.” They will draw on their own experience and on the Exam Reports that CIPS regularly produce, to help you make the most of your knowledge when sitting exams. This meeting is a “must” if you want to achieve the highest score you can in an essay-style written exam.

There will also be an opportunity to have a look at the new qualifications.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Cornwall County Council
Address: TRURO
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS cordially invites you to our next event in West Switzerland on the theme: ‘Buying legal services: have you started the journey in this category?.

Senior speakers will be sharing their perspectives on how to the journey in the legal services category.

Following discussion, there will be refreshments and snacks, and plenty of opportunity for networking.

Join us, learn and network with the international Swiss procurement and supply chain community in the Suisse Romande area.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Espace Dickens
Address: LAUSANNE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £25.00 per person
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CPD 2This is an opportunity to learn about how Southern Water deals with the wastewater for 4.5million homes across, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex and the Isle of Wight. An insight into how the recycling of bio-solids for use on the land and for fuel helps Southern Water achieve its “zero to landfill”.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Southern Water
Address: PEEL COMMON, FAREHAM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the UK, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. The organisation is on a journey from ‘Good to Great’, with the procurement function in all its aspects, a key area for continuous improvement in the business. AWE’s aim is to have a supply chain value proposition combining Effectiveness, Efficiency and Customer Services. Wider working within the organisation is also important with strong links to the quality, safety, environment and sustainability teams. Working on the themes of People, Process, Technology, and Suppliers, AWE’s Head of Supply Chain Management, will present AWE’s journey so far and how we manage complex supply chains, which could provide ideas to other organisations seeking to improve.

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Venue: Holiday Inn Reading - South
Address: READING
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
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CPD 2This is the arena for procurement categories to argue their case of attention, resources and, yes, their very existence.

Leading practitioners, each representing one category, will attempt to impress, charm or bully you into making them the survivor.

Setting the scene for this gladiatorial contest, we are honoured and delighted to have Wolfgang Rauch, Group CPO of Novartis.

Anything goes. There are no rules of fair play. And the tragic show-down will be decided only by you, the audience

Will this be a procurement masterclass or a painful melodrama?

Whatever…networking afterwards should be lively

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Venue: Quartierzentrum Bachletten
Address: BASEL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person
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CPD 2Breathless media reports and portentous futurologists predict AI destroying millions of jobs and robots taking over the world. The truth is rather more prosaic, but understanding what emerging technologies can and cannot do will be vital for procurement professionals to deliver the best results for their organisations, and to keep current in their professional development.

This session will aim to explain the fundamental changes that underpin the main emerging technologies, explode some myths, suggest the real significance in these developments, and how they might impact procurement.

 

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Venue: The Grand Hotel
Address: SWANSEA
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2Back by popular demand, Teresa Heath-Wareing will give an insight into how to use Linkedin to increase your network and opportunities. The seminar will look at the tools and tricks to manage your Linkedin Account. Learn how to create and post interesting and engaging content that is on brand and meets your Marketing and business objectives. A fantastic opportunity to tap into the knowledge of an industry expert.

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Venue: Shropshire Chamber of Commerce
Address: TELFORD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

The recent #metoo and gender pay gap reports suggest that many managers have avoided difficult conversations in the past. While hopefully these specific issues are not a problem in your procurement department, do you sometimes regret avoiding potentially difficult conversations with for instance stakeholders who make maverick purchases, or suppliers who failCPD 2 to collaborate to solve customer issues?

This master class in handling difficult conversations explains the psychology of behaviour and what causes us to avoid conversations we perceive as difficult. It will look at how to achieve your required outcomes whilst avoiding demotivation or increasing aggression. The session will identify the three elements of a difficult conversation to enable you to breakdown priorities and focus on solutions to ensure positive outcomes.

This event will be the third time Heather Wright has shared her soft skills knowledge with branch members and if you caught her talk, "Presenting with Confidence,” you will be aware that this event’s serious subject will be presented in both an entertaining and humorous way.

Date: Monday 25 June 2018
Venue: Mercure Chester Abbotts Well Hotel
Address: CHESTER
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Saturday 23 June 2018